For the last couple of years Don and I have been asked to volunteer model at the Spirit of Spring Fashion Show, a fundraiser for McDougall House.
This year, since I am sporting the most impressive accessory of all (baby bump), I wasn't able to model all the pretty things. Though, they were still interested in having tall-man Don strut his stuff and invited Raffaella and I along to blog and photograph the event!
The weather was amazing, and I was able to ride without cardigan, coat, or tights.
Perfect spring weather (though dusty), goes well with delicious spring luncheon.
All thanks to the organization and efforts of these fine ladies, and volunteers, and all the retailers that participate in providing the clothes and silent auction items.
Speaking of which, the silent auction at this event is always stellar.
Well-heeled Edmonton ladies visiting and bidding.
And finally, the show begins with clothes and shoes from Gravity Pope.
I think this outfit was from Sonia's Runway...
And the cutest little outfits and models were representing Alligator Pie.
Then, super fun colours from Who Cares Wear (I could never pull off those floral bottoms).
Everybody like the dude models all dressed up by Derk's Menswear.
Oh hey, that's Don!
High-fives with Orville.
Oh, and here is Mary (old friend) modelling for TK Clothing.
And my favourite collection was from Oak + Fort. I actually went today to buy a dress that is so Miss Sarah that it pains me to report they didn't have my post-pregnancy size in stock. WAH! Instead I got a super cropped and slouchy deconstructed sweat shirt (looks like I am a crew member of the Nebuchadnezzer in The Matrix) on super sale.
And here are a few pretty dresses from Liliana's Boutique.
After everything was done, Don went to go unlock his bike.
And it was time to ride back to the south side, with a quick pit stop for gelato and some espresso beans, before picking up our little D.
So fun to enjoy a spring day supporting a great organization, being part of a fun event, and riding our bikes there and back again. Ideal!